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PM Modi, Saudi Foreign Minister exchange views on regional situation, bilateral ties

PM Modi, Saudi Foreign Minister exchange views on regional situation, bilateral ties

New Delhi, Sep 20 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday received Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on Monday, during which the two exchanged views on the ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives and the regional situation.

The Prime Minister tweeted after the interaction: “Pleased to receive the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. Exchanged views on ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives and the regional situation.

“Conveyed my regards to His Majesty the King and His Highness the Crown Prince.”

According to Saudi Gazette, during the reception, Prince Faisal conveyed the greetings of King Salman and the Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to the government and the Indian people.

They reviewed the historical and solid Saudi-Indian relations between the two friendly countries and peoples, and discussed strengthening them and moving them towards broader horizons to achieve the aspirations and hopes of the two friendly peoples for further progress and prosperity, it said.

They also discussed regional and international issues of common interest, and everything that would enhance international peace and security.

The daily said that Prime Minister Modi praised the Kingdom's leadership role in protecting the planet through its initiatives in this regard, expressing his appreciation for what was included in the Crown Prince's announcement of the Green Saudi Arabia and the Green Middle East initiatives.

The two sides also touched on ways to consolidate the economic partnership between the two friendly countries in light of the Kingdom's Vision 2030, in addition to intensifying cooperation between the Kingdom and India in many areas of common interest, it said.
Prince Faisal on Sunday held talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, which focused on Afghanistan, the Gulf and the Indo-Pacific, besides bilateral relations.
On Sunday evening, he held talks with Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs and Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Puri and Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi over dinner.
Indian Ambassador to Riyadh Ausaf Sayeed was also present at the dinner meeting.
UNI/RN

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